Under the Ed Radar Pitch Competition

Do you have what it takes to truly innovate higher education? Can your company deliver a pitch that strikes home with the higher education community?

A select group of Start-Up Alley companies will be chosen to participate in the Under the Ed Radar Pitch Competition at the EDUCAUSE 2017 Annual Conference. The competition is an exciting event where start-ups will present their business pitch in the corporate exhibit hall Learning Theater. You could be one of the next generation innovators impacting higher education and attracting the attention of key higher education leaders to your company’s solutions.

Presenters will pitch their business ideas to a diversified panel of judges including higher education, ed-tech, venture capital, and other leading innovators in the field. Judges will be confirmed and announced later this summer.

Award

Winners will be determined and a special prize package awarded to the Grand Prize and Runner-Up winners.

Grand Prize

  • $2,500 cash prize from our corporate sponsor
  • One complimentary badge registration to attend an EDUCAUSE event of your choice
  • Advertising in EDUCAUSE Review: two full pages, one-half page

Runner-Up Prize

  • One complimentary badge registration to attend an EDUCAUSE event of your choice
  • Advertising in EDUCAUSE Review: one full page, one one-half page (all full-color)

Application Process

Selected and confirmed participants of Start-Up Alley 2017 are able to participate in the Under the Ed Radar Pitch Competition. Companies interested must complete and submit the online application. Deadline for submitting this application is August 29, 2017.

Congratulations to ilos, our 2016 Under the Ed Radar Pitch winner, and Cirrus Identity, the 2016 runner-up.

Company Presenter Title
Cirrus Identity
(Recorded Presentation - Oct 2016)
Dedra Chamberlin CEO
Crafted Education
(Recorded Presentation - Oct 2016)
Katy Kappler Co-Founder and President
Education Technology Associates
(Recorded Presentation - Oct 2016)
Kevin Hesler COO
Hypothes.is
(Recorded Presentation - Oct 2016)
Jeremy Dean Director of Education
ilos
(Recorded Presentation - Oct 2016)
Sean Higgins Founder
IntelliBoard
(Recorded Presentation - Oct 2016)
Anatoliy Kochnev CEO
Lea(R)n
(Recorded Presentation - Oct 2016)
Karl Rectanus CEO and Co-Founder
Potential.ly
(Recorded Presentation - Oct 2016)
Norbert Morawetz Founder / CEO
Pragya Systems
(Recorded Presentation - Oct 2016)
Ramji Raghavan CEO
StudyTree
(Recorded Presentation - Oct 2016)
Ethan Keiser CEO

Ready to Participate?

To participate in the Under the Ed Radar Pitch Competition, selected and confirmed participants of Start-Up Alley 2017 must submit an application.

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Key Dates

Under the Ed Radar Pitch Competition Application Deadline: August 29

EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA
October 31-November 3